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John Easton

Birthdate: (80)
Birthplace: Romsey, Hampshire, England
Death: December 12, 1705 (76-84)
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Place of Burial: Newport, Newport, RI, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Gov. Nicholas Easton and Mary Easton
Husband of Alice Easton and Mehitable Easton
Father of James Easton; Paul Easton; Mary Thurston (Easton); Peter Easton and John Easton
Brother of Peter Easton, Sr.

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About Gov. John Easton

1634, March 25- Nicholas Easton with sons Peter and John boarded the ship "Mary and John" at Southampton, England, bound for New England. This and other events were recorded by Peter Easton in a journel.

1634, March 26- Nicholas took the oath of supremacy and allegiance just before sailing.

1634, May 14- Nicholas with his two sons, Peter and John, came ashore in New England.

Nicholas first settled in Ipswich, MA, but moved on to Newbury, MA in 1635. In 1638, he with his sons moved to Hampton, NH for a short time.

1639, May 1- Nicholas and sons arrived in Newport, RI and built the first English building there. This house was on Farewell Street, near Broad Street, and burned in 1641.

John Easton:

1653-54: Attorney General for Portsmouth and Newport, RI.

1654-60, 1663: Commissioner.

1655- Freeman.

1656-57, 1660-70, 1672-74: Attorney General for the Colony.

1665-66, 1671-72: Deputy to the General Assembly.

1666-74, 1676, 1681-86, 1689-90: Assistant.

1674-76: Deputy Governor.

1675- He wrote this year an account of the Indian war entitled: "A True Relation of what I know and of Reports and my Understanding concerning the Beginning and Progress of the War now between the English and the Indians."

1676, August 24- He was a member of a court Martial held at Newport, RI for the trial of certain Indians charged with being engaged in King Philip's designs.

1690-95: Governor of Rhode Island Colony.

1700- Justice of the Peace.

Nicholas and family became early members of the Newport Quakers in 1657 or 1658. Meetings were held in private homes, including that of the Eastons, until a meeting house was built.

Siblings: Peter born 1622 and Freelove died 1671.

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Gov. John Easton's Timeline

December 19, 1624
Romsey, Hampshire, England
December 19, 1624
Romsey, Hampshire, England
March 25, 1634
Age 9
Southampton, England
May 14, 1634
Age 9
Ipswich, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
February 23, 1662
Age 37
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
Age 43
February 1, 1673
Age 48
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
December 12, 1705
Age 80
Newport, Newport, Rhode Island, United States